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Coolant Reservoir

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ggallin13, Aug 7, 2000.

  1. ggallin13

    ggallin13 1/2 ton status

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    Where do I get a coolant reservoir? Mine is shot. I tried the duct tape repari, to no avail. LMC Truck doesn't have them--at least I couldn't find one in the catalog.

    I want to avoid paying $700 for one at the dealership (or whatever they charge).
     
  2. BlueOx

    BlueOx 1/2 ton status

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    funny you should ask that i bought one at the dealer 4 days ago. It was only $19 with cap.
    you d\should go that route
     
  3. 4x4blazer

    4x4blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I have seen a few rigs with home-made coolant reservoirs. They were made out of coffee cans and plastic bottles. Dont really know how good this works, but they were sure runnin 'em.

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  4. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    They are cheap at the dealer.......I guess you could also go to a wrecker and pull one out of a wreck. I'd imagine they're a dime a dozen at the boneyards.
     
  5. Espen88k5

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    There is one more thing you could try to keep the good feeling of fixin what you got. Mine had a tiny sprinkle at the joining. I used super-glue on the thin line running upp where the hose attatches. (Where the resorvar-botle's two halfes are joined)
    To get it clean and shiny again on the inside I stuffed a rag in there and shook it with soapwater. Came out great.


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